Dublin Overcome Clare To Book Their Spot In All-Ireland Quarter-Final 6 years ago

Dublin Overcome Clare To Book Their Spot In All-Ireland Quarter-Final

What a game!

Dublin booked their spot in this year’s Liberty Insurance senior All-Ireland quarter-final on Saturday with a 1-11 to 0-12 win over Clare in Semple Stadium, Thurles.

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REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 1/8/2015 Dublin vs Clare DublinÕs Rachel Doctor and Kate Lynch of Clare with referee Cathal Egan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Not much separated the teams throughout this thrilling play-off, with the sides drawing level seven times during the game, before Dublin managed to find breathing room in the closing five minutes.

It was all square at half-time (1-5 to 0-8), though it initially looked as if Clare would have the upper hand, as they started off strong with three points within the opening five minutes.

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 1/8/2015 Dublin vs Clare ClareÕs Carol O'Leary and Sarah OÕDonovan of Dublin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Clare's Carol O'Leary and Sarah O'Donovan of Dublin

Dublin responded in style though with a fantastic team move that resulted in a green flag being raised and it was well and truly game on.

With scores raining in at either end, it was a free from Alison Maguire after 54 minutes that put Dublin ahead 1-10 to 0-12 to set up a nerve-wracking finale.

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 1/8/2015 Dublin vs Clare DublinÕs Aine Fanning and Siobhan Kehoe celebrate at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Dublin's Aine Fanning and Siobhan Kehoe celebrate.

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Substitute Aisling Maher put the Dubs two clear just before the final whistle, ensuring her side secured their place in the quarter-final against Wexford which will take place this Bank Holiday Monday (August 3rd) in Carlow.